One of the main challenges facing roboticists is to develop social agents with anthropomorphic features that encourage interaction. However, the gender gap in the AI industry often leads to biased technology. This talk will discuss examples of robo-sexism that reinforce stereotypical frameworks as well as more ethical, inclusive, and egalitarian alternatives for robotic design.
Ana Madera Holgado is currently a Knowledge Engineer at Amazon, Ana has a BA in Asian and African Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. Her dissertation Analysis of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki’s literary production through the lens of Oscar Wilde’s Anti-mimetic Theory was published in the online magazine Asiademica. In 2020, she graduated from a MA in Japanese Studies, where she researched the gendered design of Japanese humanoids.
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